Greenpeace raises a stink over ‘dangerous’ perfumes
”When you bought a gift for a loved one you didn’t expect that it would come with a dose of harmful chemicals. But by buying certain perfumes for Valentine’s day that’s exactly what you got,” said a spokesman for Greenpeace, the environmental group, last week.
The next time your boyfriend or girlfriend gives you perfume as a Valentine gift, think twice—he or she might be giving you a scent of “death.”
The environmental group Greenpeace said Monday that at least 36 well-known perfume brands contain chemicals that are hazardous to health and the environment.
At a press briefing at the Chicken Bacolod Restaurant in Quezon City, Francis de la Cruz, Greenpeace Southeast Asia toxics campaigner, said that phthalate esters and synthetic musks—two toxic man-made chemicals—are contained in several perfumes.